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Starting the build (One 1000, Two 1000...)

Discussion in '2nd Gen Builds (2007-2013)' started by zcarpenter92, May 1, 2016.

  1. May 1, 2016 at 6:32 PM
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    zcarpenter92

    zcarpenter92 [OP] Yotas, Coronas and 'Merica

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    Figured I might as well start the build! Pace will likely be slow, so bear with me. The idea is to make this truck do nearly everything just a little bit better, from off roading out here on the prairie to hauling trailers while still being a comfortable (sort of) DD. I don't plan on touching the engine, unless my money tree starts growing.

    The Canvas
    Bought January 2015
    Desert Sand 2008 Tundra TRD DC SR5
    5.7L 4x4
    67,000 miles
    BFG Rugged Terrain A/Ts 275/65/18
    Truxedo soft roll tonneau
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    Have ran er for a little over a year. Sitting around 82,xxx as of 5/2/16.

    Mods So Far:
    Toyota center console cover
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    Cabelas Hunters Tackleback
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    Paracord wrapped "oh shit" handles, front and back done
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    Tundras.com sticker mod (from what I've heard, it adds 5 hp :))
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    Hood deflector
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    Window deflectors
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    Salex organizer
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    Steering wheel cover (had to let my inner redneck shine on this one)
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    Center console firearm mod
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    AntennaX 5" stubby (replaced the 13" out of concern for exposed threads rusting)
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    DIY Bed Rails
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    Various other stuff I don't have pics of:
    WeatherTech floor mats, front and rear (came with the truck)
    Rear seat cover from Walmart, to keep the pup's dirty paws off the cloth seats.

    Mods in the works:
    Interior LEDs (have em in my possession, haven't installed yet)
    Lift: Bought a set of Boss rears on 10/1, still need fronts and shackles
    Tires: Bought LT295/70R18 Ridge Grapplers on 11/8/16, will need to get the lift and wheels on before mounting them

    Planned Mods
    Tool box: Crossover
    Bed: Spray-in bed liner
    Seat covers: Katzkin or Wet Okole
    Grill Guard: Ranch Hand Legend
    Lift kit: Toytec Boss with UCAs and shackles (have rear shocks in my possession)
    Wheels: FN BFDs
    Steps: Four or six step
    Floor mats: Husky Weatherbeaters
    Pocket style flares
    LED fogs
    LED headlights
    LED tails
    Window tint
    Touch screen stereo with BT
    CB radio
    DIY back up lights
    DIY rear differential breather

    Maybe/Maybe Not Mods
    Auburn PRO LSD
    Transferflo 46 gal replacement
    Toolbox tonneau
    Tekonsha P3

    Dream Mod
    TRD Supercharger

    Feel free to chime in with suggestions!
     

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  2. May 1, 2016 at 6:38 PM
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    mdavis

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    Nice start and one hell of a planned mod list!
     
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  3. May 1, 2016 at 6:39 PM
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    zcarpenter92 [OP] Yotas, Coronas and 'Merica

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    Well I plan on running this pickup until it blows up, so I might as well make it how I want!
     
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  4. May 1, 2016 at 7:07 PM
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    matluth Fish On!

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    About freakin time Zach!!!!!!!!! You and I are pretty much on the same page. (money tree wise) I need your opinion on ALCAN springs. I want DAKARs, but ALCAN is in Grand Junction. More pricey , but Colorado made. I'm actually thinking about making the trip there to have the ALCAN folks do an up close and personal look for the best way to go. I realize you are literally at the other end of the state and maybe the best bet is to call them: http://www.alcanspring.com/


    Maybe we ("Bob") can get them on board for a Tundra.com discount. I'm all for helping out small local companys that have limited budgets, let alone for advertizing. Anybody have ALCAN springs???? I'm going to give them call tomorrow to see what's up. Grand Junction is a pretty cool town on the Colorado River. Not far from Moab!!!
     
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  5. May 1, 2016 at 7:36 PM
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    zcarpenter92

    zcarpenter92 [OP] Yotas, Coronas and 'Merica

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    I haven't been able to glean much on Alcan. I'd love a reason to go up to GJ though, the only towns I've been to on the Western Slope is Walden and Delta. Absolutely beautiful country up there.
     
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  6. May 1, 2016 at 7:53 PM
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    Not to mention the small minor mountain range in between:

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  7. May 1, 2016 at 8:10 PM
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    ALCAN has a link to ToyTec. Wonder why ToyTec doesn't have a link to ALCAN. Nothing about ALCAN on ToyTec's site. I'm kind of curious about that.
     
  8. May 1, 2016 at 8:27 PM
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    Some Mods :) See build thread for details
    I purchased Alcan for my 07 Tacoma in the past. We're def decent. Thinking of going the OME Dakar next year in the rear. We will see.
     
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  9. May 2, 2016 at 6:01 AM
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    I like the price of the Dakars too.
     
  10. May 2, 2016 at 2:22 PM
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    Your mods list would keep me busy & broke for quite a while! I have the Cabelas tackleback in my truck also,great way to carry several long guns, without using up valuable floor or seat space!
     
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  11. May 2, 2016 at 8:35 PM
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    Oh they'll keep me broke for awhile too ha. I'd like to upgrade to a pair of Condition Zero Rackbone mounts, but they run around $190-275/each.

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    $190

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    $275

    This one is entirely different, and idk if it'd work with as well with the full center consoles that Tundras generally have. Might be worth a try though, these only run $35
    <http://discretedefensesolutions.com/shop/vehicle-accessories/ar15-truck-console-mount/>
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  12. May 15, 2016 at 8:14 PM
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    zcarpenter92 [OP] Yotas, Coronas and 'Merica

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    After a weekend of drinking and thus not getting anything done on the Tundra, figured I'd clean the interior out a bit. Snapped this pic after getting a laugh at how small my GMC work truck looks compared to my baby.

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  13. May 19, 2016 at 8:08 PM
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    Updated OP.
     
  14. May 19, 2016 at 9:40 PM
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    By the way, I just re-read your build thread. Time to start shortening that mod list.............. I may have to check out that Cabelas Hunters Tackleback. Very much a need to have.
     
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  15. May 19, 2016 at 9:48 PM
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    They're a decent addition, especially for $14.

    It may be till the end of the month before I add something, likely hood and window deflectors, steering wheel cover, center console organizer, and DIY backup lights. My two month layoff did some damage to the bank acct :(
     
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  16. May 20, 2016 at 5:42 AM
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    That money tree thing :frusty:
     
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  17. May 29, 2016 at 3:03 PM
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    Just ordered AVS tape on window deflectors and the hood bug deflector from AutoAnything. Hopefully they'll be here by next weekend so I can install them!
     
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  18. Jun 4, 2016 at 11:57 AM
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    Bad news: the water pump on my Tundra is leaking, so sometime this month I'm gonna have to part with what would be a good chunk of change for mods to replace it :annoyed:
     
  19. Jun 12, 2016 at 8:11 PM
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    Got the hood and window deflectors on today, and wrapped the back row oh shit handles. Me and my dad wound up losing one of the plastic push in dealios while putting on the hood deflector, thankfully my Grandpa had some of the same ones in his garage! After that got done I finally cleaned my WeatherTechs and the rest of the truck, the mats are fairly discolored after only 17,000 something miles so I'll be buying Husky's here in the next few months. Also bought some plasti dip to do the grill decal in black, if it's dry tomorrow after work I'll probably do it then.

    Thinking I'm going to order the center console organizer and stubby antenna either tonight or tomorrow :) will go get a SW cover tomorrow.
     
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